For the upcoming Confluence Gallery show, “The Fangs in My Heart,” Curator Penelope Varn looks deep into the relationships between humans and pets. Confluence has partnered with OkanDogs, a division of OK SNIP, for the exhibit, which opens March 2 at the Twisp gallery.
“The Fangs in My Heart” asks the question “How have your non-human companions on this planet staked a piece of your heart with their fangs, fur, feathers or fins?”
It’s a common question for creative sorts. It seems as if many of the greats had some fur-or-feather-clad muses by their sides, according to a Confluence press release.
Artist/activist Ai Weiwei has over 40 cats. Frida Kahlo had a deer, monkeys, parrots, parakeets, chickens, an eagle and a few xoloitzcuintli dogs. Expressionist Paul Klee had a cat called Bimbo. Painter/sculptor/inventor Leonardo DaVinci was the original animal rights activist and was the first to go on historical record to become a vegetarian. Picasso had a dog named Lump.
“The Fangs in My Heart” opens with a reception on March 2 from 5-7 p.m., and continues through April 6.
For information, call 997-2787.